5 Things We Love About Metro Exodus
Exploring a post-apocalyptic landscape in first-person with mutants abounding and survival in mind doesn’t sound like a particularly unique narrative these days – in fact, if you hadn’t read the title of the article you might have thought of any number of similar games. What makes the Metro series stand out is is the haunting, grounded realism to its situation. Metro Exodus doesn’t lean into a heavy sci-fi narrative but rather shows us what the world could become. With scarce resources and basic survival instincts a necessity to live, morality is pushed aside. Metro Exodus is not only a gorgeous overhaul for the series, but they improved upon a number of features to make it that much more captivating. With our hands-on time at E3, we looked at every nook and cranny the game offered to see what had been updated. Here are 5 impressive features from Metro Exodus.
Metro Exodus is a first-person survival shooter, and the third game in the series based on the book series of the same name (Metro.) The game is designed to blend gun fights, stealth, and horror into a single experience following the events of a devastating nuclear event that has drastically changed the Earth. New dynamic day/night and weather systems will also play a huge part in the game, with mutated enemies favoring the darkness, although the weather has yet to be explained directly. The game features all new crafting mechanics as well as the necessity to clean and maintain your weapon, for fear of it failing or becoming ineffective. Metro Exodus is all about choice, how you choose to approach each situation and what kind of person you will become to survive. It’s a gravely gripping narrative that you yourself write through your actions, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how it turns out.
Metro Exodus is set for release on February 22, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more information, check out the game’s official website.